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THT 1125.d

Known as:THT 1125.d; KVāc Fragment D
Cite this page as:Hannes A. Fellner; Theresa Illés (collaborator). "THT 1125.d". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. https://cetom.univie.ac.at/?m-tht1125d (accessed 30 May 2024).


Editor:Hannes A. Fellner; Theresa Illés (collaborator)


Main find spot:Unknown
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:classical

Text contents

Title of the work:Karmavācanā
Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Vinaya


Manuscript:THT 1102-1125
Material: ink on wood tablet
Size (h × w):5.6 × 29 cm
Number of lines:5



a1/// ṣa ñe¯ ¯[m] ///
b5/// ·ts· e ṅ·· ///


a1n1 /// ṣañ «ñ»em ///
b5/// (was)ts(i) eṅ(kaṣṣälle) ///


Philological commentary

The supplementation follows Schmidt 1986: 34-35.


According to Schmidt 1986: iv-v this ms. comes either from Qizil or Tumšuq.
A small fragment, about 1 cm wide from the top left margin, containing the remnants of a single line.
According to Schmidt 1986: 34 this fragment belongs in the beginning of lines a1 and b5 of THT 1104.
The original ms. was 29 cm wide and 5.6 cm high, with the string hole 6.5 cm from the left margin. It was written by at least three hands: scribe 1, a beautiful, delicate script, from leaf 1 to 11 a1; scribe 2, distinguished by a number of orthographical idiosyncrasies/errors, from leaf 11 a1 to and including 19; scribe 3 from leaf 20 to end. The final leaves A and B THT 1123 and THT 1124 may have been written either by scribe 2 or a fourth hand. Cf. Schmidt 1986: v, 2, 6
This leaf is in hand 1 and 2.

Linguistic commentary

n1ṣañem sic! for ṣañ ñem. Cf. Schmidt 1974: 311.


Online access

IDP: THT 1125d; TITUS: THT 1125


Tamai 2007a: №1125; Schmidt 1986: 34-35



“The International Dunhuang Project: The Silk Road Online.” n.d. http://idp.bl.uk.

Schmidt 1974

Schmidt, Klaus T. 1974. “Die Gebrauchsweisen des Mediums im Tocharischen.” PhD, Universität Göttingen.

Schmidt 1986

Schmidt, Klaus T. 1986. “Fragmente eines buddhistischen Ordinationsrituals in westtocharischer Sprache. Aus der Schule der Sarvāstivādins. Text, Übersetzung, Anmerkungen und Indizes.” Habilitation.

Tamai 2007a

Tamai, Tatsushi. 2007a. “A preliminary edition of unpublished texts from the Berlin Turfan Collection.” Thesaurus indogermanischer Text- und Sprachmaterialien (TITUS): Tocharian manuscripts from the Berlin Turfan collection. 2007. http://titus.fkidg1.uni-frankfurt.de/texte/tocharic/tht.htm.


Gippert, Jost, Katharina Kupfer, Christiane Schaefer, and Tatsushi Tamai. n.d. “Thesaurus Indogermanischer Text- und Sprachmaterialien (TITUS): Tocharian Manuscripts from the Berlin Turfan Collection.” http://titus.fkidg1.uni-frankfurt.de/texte/tocharic/thtframe.htm.